11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London

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Rosala

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Rosala, then see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre, and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rosala online travel planner.

London, UK to Rosala is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rosala is 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rosala

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
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Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get advice or help at Turku City Library, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku attractions planner.

Getting from Rosala to Turku by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Uusikaupunki

— 3 nights
Step out of Uusikaupunki to go to Kustavi and see Katanpaa, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Uusikaupunki takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Southwest Finland travel guide

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Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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